Period
to 21 April 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Microservices skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Microservices over the 6 months to 21 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microservices
UK
6 months to
21 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 27 35 50
Rank change year-on-year +8 +15 +33
Permanent jobs citing Microservices 6,606 6,953 7,520
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 7.84% 6.40% 5.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.48% 6.94% 5.49%
Number of salaries quoted 5,172 5,848 5,959
10th Percentile £42,500 £38,750 £38,750
25th Percentile £51,250 £47,500 £47,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +7.69% - +4.00%
75th Percentile £86,250 £85,000 £82,500
90th Percentile £100,000 £100,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%

Microservices is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 77,918 100,125 137,093
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.49% 92.21% 92.31%
Number of salaries quoted 59,778 80,427 108,739
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% -

Microservices
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Microservices as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Microservices in the UK

Microservices
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Microservices.

Salary trend for Microservices in the UK

Microservices
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Microservices over the 6 months to 21 April 2021.

Salary histogram for Microservices in the UK

Microservices
Top 18 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microservices within the UK over the 6 months to 21 April 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +8 6,102 £70,000 +7.69% 1,481
London +6 3,527 £80,000 +6.67% 782
UK excluding London +20 2,738 £55,000 +4.76% 780
Work from Home +1 1,431 £65,000 - 406
South East +30 895 £60,000 +4.35% 209
South West +55 513 £52,500 +5.00% 84
North of England -22 499 £55,000 +10.00% 211
Midlands +24 382 £55,000 +4.76% 107
North West -9 287 £50,000 - 134
West Midlands +12 226 £60,000 +14.29% 70
Scotland -5 216 £55,000 +2.33% 47
East of England +44 157 £68,000 +4.62% 78
East Midlands +42 154 £50,000 - 36
Yorkshire -56 130 £55,000 +10.00% 52
North East +44 84 £52,500 +5.00% 25
Wales +31 55 £45,000 -10.00% 30
Northern Ireland +11 25 £52,500 +10.53% 14
Isle of Man - 1 £42,500 -

For the 6 months to 21 April 2021, IT jobs citing Microservices also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for Microservices.

1 3,748 (56.74%) Agile Software Development
2 2,638 (39.93%) Java
3 2,624 (39.72%) AWS
4 2,476 (37.48%) DevOps
5 2,473 (37.44%) Docker
6 2,467 (37.34%) JavaScript
7 2,171 (32.86%) Azure
8 2,159 (32.68%) Kubernetes
9 1,966 (29.76%) Software Engineering
10 1,900 (28.76%) .NET
11 1,803 (27.29%) C#
12 1,711 (25.90%) SQL
13 1,593 (24.11%) TDD
14 1,581 (23.93%) React
15 1,515 (22.93%) Finance
16 1,303 (19.72%) Python
17 1,248 (18.89%) Node.js
18 1,241 (18.79%) .NET Core
19 1,231 (18.63%) Scrum
20 1,164 (17.62%) Spring
21 1,124 (17.01%) AngularJS
22 1,035 (15.67%) Test Automation
23 1,024 (15.50%) CSS
24 997 (15.09%) Git (software)
25 972 (14.71%) REST
26 905 (13.70%) Web Services
27 902 (13.65%) GCP
28 900 (13.62%) Fintech
29 894 (13.53%) Kafka
30 866 (13.11%) SQL Server

Microservices
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 334 (5.06%) Elasticsearch
2 207 (3.13%) Confluence
3 199 (3.01%) Apache Spark
4 157 (2.38%) Apache
5 138 (2.09%) SharePoint
6 84 (1.27%) CMS
7 74 (1.12%) Tomcat
8 49 (0.74%) nginx
9 48 (0.73%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 46 (0.70%) Cloud Foundry
11 37 (0.56%) Apache Solr
11 37 (0.56%) ColdFusion
12 26 (0.39%) IIS
12 26 (0.39%) JBoss
13 24 (0.36%) NServiceBus
13 24 (0.36%) OpenStack
14 23 (0.35%) WebLogic
15 22 (0.33%) WordPress
16 21 (0.32%) WebSphere
17 19 (0.29%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 44 (0.67%) InVision
2 37 (0.56%) Sketch
3 26 (0.39%) Microsoft Office
4 12 (0.18%) Microsoft Excel
5 9 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 8 (0.12%) Photoshop
7 6 (0.091%) Adobe Illustrator
7 6 (0.091%) Figma
7 6 (0.091%) GIMP
7 6 (0.091%) Revit
8 5 (0.076%) AutoCAD
9 4 (0.061%) Inkscape
9 4 (0.061%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 4 (0.061%) Zeplin
10 3 (0.045%) Chatbot
11 2 (0.030%) Adobe XD
11 2 (0.030%) MS Visio
11 2 (0.030%) SOLIDWORKS
12 1 (0.015%) Microsoft Project
12 1 (0.015%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 89 (1.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 23 (0.35%) Payment Gateway
3 22 (0.33%) Magento
4 19 (0.29%) Shopify
5 13 (0.20%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 11 (0.17%) R3 Corda
7 8 (0.12%) SAP Hybris
8 7 (0.11%) Distributed Ledger
9 6 (0.091%) NetSuite
10 5 (0.076%) Oracle BPM
11 4 (0.061%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
11 4 (0.061%) Infor M3
12 2 (0.030%) Oracle EBS
12 2 (0.030%) SAP CRM
12 2 (0.030%) SAP ERP
12 2 (0.030%) SAP S/4HANA
12 2 (0.030%) Sentinel
13 1 (0.015%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 2,624 (39.72%) AWS
2 2,171 (32.86%) Azure
3 902 (13.65%) GCP
4 817 (12.37%) Serverless
5 744 (11.26%) SaaS
6 426 (6.45%) PaaS
7 389 (5.89%) AWS Lambda
8 243 (3.68%) Amazon ECS
9 220 (3.33%) Amazon EC2
10 209 (3.16%) IaaS
11 200 (3.03%) Azure Service Bus
12 197 (2.98%) GitHub
13 161 (2.44%) Amazon EKS
14 151 (2.29%) AWS CloudFormation
15 150 (2.27%) Amazon S3
16 142 (2.15%) Azure Service Fabric
17 136 (2.06%) OpenShift
18 123 (1.86%) Azure Active Directory
19 113 (1.71%) Amazon SQS
19 113 (1.71%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 146 (2.21%) HTTP
2 86 (1.30%) Internet
3 39 (0.59%) Firewall
4 36 (0.54%) TCP/IP
5 32 (0.48%) DNS
6 20 (0.30%) AMQP
7 19 (0.29%) VPN
8 17 (0.26%) Network Security
9 15 (0.23%) Wireless
10 13 (0.20%) HTTPS
11 12 (0.18%) Skype
11 12 (0.18%) Wi-Fi
12 11 (0.17%) SSL
13 10 (0.15%) Bluetooth
13 10 (0.15%) ZigBee
14 9 (0.14%) MQTT
15 8 (0.12%) Broadband
15 8 (0.12%) DSL
16 7 (0.11%) VLAN
16 7 (0.11%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 866 (13.11%) SQL Server
2 791 (11.97%) NoSQL
3 724 (10.96%) PostgreSQL
4 668 (10.11%) MySQL
5 590 (8.93%) MongoDB
6 483 (7.31%) Relational Database
7 366 (5.54%) Big Data
8 261 (3.95%) Redis
9 255 (3.86%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 141 (2.13%) Hadoop
11 140 (2.12%) Azure SQL Database
11 140 (2.12%) RDBMS
12 129 (1.95%) Apache Cassandra
13 87 (1.32%) Amazon Aurora
14 86 (1.30%) Amazon RDS
15 80 (1.21%) Data Lake
16 56 (0.85%) Data Warehouse
17 49 (0.74%) BigQuery
18 46 (0.70%) Amazon Redshift
19 40 (0.61%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 997 (15.09%) Git (software)
2 863 (13.06%) Jenkins
3 328 (4.97%) GitLab
4 304 (4.60%) JIRA
5 300 (4.54%) Maven
6 270 (4.09%) Selenium
7 237 (3.59%) JUnit
8 170 (2.57%) Gradle
9 154 (2.33%) Team Foundation Server
10 151 (2.29%) Cucumber
11 144 (2.18%) Visual Studio Team System
12 142 (2.15%) Cypress.io
13 128 (1.94%) SonarQube
14 127 (1.92%) TeamCity
15 115 (1.74%) Mockito
16 112 (1.70%) Artifactory
17 101 (1.53%) Bitbucket
18 96 (1.45%) Octopus Deploy
19 82 (1.24%) Postman
19 82 (1.24%) webpack
General
1 1,515 (22.93%) Finance
2 552 (8.36%) Banking
3 245 (3.71%) Marketing
4 233 (3.53%) Retail
5 213 (3.22%) Public Sector
6 182 (2.76%) Games
7 144 (2.18%) Front Office
8 122 (1.85%) Law
9 108 (1.63%) Legal
10 93 (1.41%) Telecoms
11 71 (1.07%) Electronics
12 69 (1.04%) Back Office
13 62 (0.94%) Advertising
14 50 (0.76%) Automotive
15 49 (0.74%) Manufacturing
16 48 (0.73%) Investment Banking
17 47 (0.71%) Financial Institution
18 41 (0.62%) Publishing
19 32 (0.48%) Online Betting
20 21 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 3,308 (50.08%) Developer
2 1,094 (16.56%) Software Engineer
3 1,008 (15.26%) Java Developer
4 951 (14.40%) Senior Developer
5 669 (10.13%) .NET Developer
6 563 (8.52%) Architect
7 460 (6.96%) C# Developer
8 441 (6.68%) Full Stack Developer
9 413 (6.25%) Java Engineer
10 404 (6.12%) Software Developer
11 349 (5.28%) DevOps Engineer
12 337 (5.10%) AWS Engineer
13 315 (4.77%) Senior Software Engineer
14 287 (4.34%) Senior Java Developer
15 286 (4.33%) JavaScript Developer
16 264 (4.00%) Java Software Engineer
17 255 (3.86%) C# .NET Developer
18 238 (3.60%) Developer/Software Engineer
19 237 (3.59%) Backend Developer
20 234 (3.54%) AWS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,900 (28.76%) .NET
2 1,581 (23.93%) React
3 1,248 (18.89%) Node.js
4 1,241 (18.79%) .NET Core
5 1,164 (17.62%) Spring
6 1,124 (17.01%) AngularJS
7 1,024 (15.50%) CSS
8 972 (14.71%) REST
9 905 (13.70%) Web Services
10 894 (13.53%) Kafka
11 850 (12.87%) HTML
12 816 (12.35%) Spring Boot
13 775 (11.73%) RESTful
14 709 (10.73%) .NET Framework
15 450 (6.81%) Vue.js
16 437 (6.62%) ASP.NET Web API
17 391 (5.92%) ASP.NET
18 389 (5.89%) jQuery
19 348 (5.27%) GraphQL
20 314 (4.75%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 553 (8.37%) Greenfield Project
2 328 (4.97%) Cloud Native
3 326 (4.93%) User Experience
4 292 (4.42%) Analytical Skills
5 261 (3.95%) Mobile App
6 204 (3.09%) Hedge funds
7 188 (2.85%) Enterprise Software
8 175 (2.65%) Algorithms
9 174 (2.63%) N-Tier
10 148 (2.24%) Self-Motivation
11 147 (2.23%) Public Cloud
12 111 (1.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 104 (1.57%) Equities
14 93 (1.41%) Data Structures
15 85 (1.29%) Fixed Income
16 81 (1.23%) Data Centre
16 81 (1.23%) Derivative
17 77 (1.17%) Blog
18 74 (1.12%) Cyberattack
19 71 (1.07%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 751 (11.37%) Linux
2 171 (2.59%) Windows
3 148 (2.24%) Android
4 127 (1.92%) Unix
5 101 (1.53%) Apple iOS
6 75 (1.14%) CentOS
7 64 (0.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 35 (0.53%) Windows Server
9 16 (0.24%) Ubuntu
10 10 (0.15%) Embedded Linux
11 8 (0.12%) VMS
12 4 (0.061%) Android TV
13 3 (0.045%) Mac OS
13 3 (0.045%) Windows Server 2012
14 2 (0.030%) Fedora
14 2 (0.030%) Solaris
14 2 (0.030%) tvOS
15 1 (0.015%) Alpine Linux
15 1 (0.015%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,748 (56.74%) Agile Software Development
2 2,476 (37.48%) DevOps
3 1,966 (29.76%) Software Engineering
4 1,593 (24.11%) TDD
5 1,231 (18.63%) Scrum
6 1,035 (15.67%) Test Automation
7 900 (13.62%) Fintech
8 838 (12.69%) Continuous Integration
9 773 (11.70%) BDD
10 765 (11.58%) Mentoring
11 663 (10.04%) MVC
12 640 (9.69%) OO
13 550 (8.33%) Open Source
14 492 (7.45%) Problem-Solving
15 481 (7.28%) SOA
16 476 (7.21%) SOLID
17 426 (6.45%) Continuous Delivery
18 410 (6.21%) Machine Learning
19 400 (6.06%) Analytics
20 398 (6.02%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 2,638 (39.93%) Java
2 2,467 (37.34%) JavaScript
3 1,803 (27.29%) C#
4 1,711 (25.90%) SQL
5 1,303 (19.72%) Python
6 818 (12.38%) TypeScript
7 556 (8.42%) Go
8 424 (6.42%) Java 8
9 401 (6.07%) PHP
10 257 (3.89%) Scala
11 231 (3.50%) Kotlin
12 224 (3.39%) T-SQL
13 212 (3.21%) PowerShell
14 192 (2.91%) C++
15 167 (2.53%) ES6
16 159 (2.41%) Ruby
17 156 (2.36%) Bash Shell
18 112 (1.70%) C
19 82 (1.24%) Shell Script
20 66 (1.00%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 605 (9.16%) Degree
2 197 (2.98%) Computer Science Degree
3 164 (2.48%) Security Cleared
4 143 (2.16%) SC Cleared
5 78 (1.18%) AWS Certification
6 37 (0.56%) PhD
7 36 (0.54%) ISTQB
8 32 (0.48%) Master's Degree
9 30 (0.45%) ISEB
10 25 (0.38%) OCP
10 25 (0.38%) Oracle Certification
11 24 (0.36%) Microsoft Certification
11 24 (0.36%) SANS
12 22 (0.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 20 (0.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 16 (0.24%) DV Cleared
15 14 (0.21%) RHCE
15 14 (0.21%) RHCSA
16 11 (0.17%) MCSD
17 10 (0.15%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 443 (6.71%) QA
2 33 (0.50%) WCAG
3 27 (0.41%) GDPR
4 24 (0.36%) GRC
4 24 (0.36%) SLA
5 13 (0.20%) Data Quality
5 13 (0.20%) HIPAA
5 13 (0.20%) PCI DSS
6 12 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 11 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 8 (0.12%) PSD2
9 6 (0.091%) NIST
10 4 (0.061%) NCSC
10 4 (0.061%) NIST 800
11 3 (0.045%) SOC 2
12 2 (0.030%) ISO 13485
12 2 (0.030%) ISO 20022
12 2 (0.030%) ITGC
12 2 (0.030%) SEPA
13 1 (0.015%) IFRS
System Software
1 2,473 (37.44%) Docker
2 55 (0.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (0.56%) Active Directory
4 25 (0.38%) KVM
5 18 (0.27%) Hyper-V
6 14 (0.21%) Postfix
7 13 (0.20%) HDFS
8 11 (0.17%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 10 (0.15%) vSphere
10 9 (0.14%) Firmware
11 6 (0.091%) Oracle RAC
12 5 (0.076%) Virtual Servers
13 3 (0.045%) NDS
13 3 (0.045%) NetIQ eDirectory
13 3 (0.045%) NFS
13 3 (0.045%) OpenAM
13 3 (0.045%) OpenDJ
14 2 (0.030%) Ceph
14 2 (0.030%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 2 (0.030%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2,159 (32.68%) Kubernetes
2 764 (11.57%) Terraform
3 423 (6.40%) Ansible
4 195 (2.95%) Puppet
5 177 (2.68%) Prometheus
6 172 (2.60%) Opscode Chef
7 164 (2.48%) Grafana
8 44 (0.67%) Istio
8 44 (0.67%) Kibana
9 40 (0.61%) Docker Swarm
10 32 (0.48%) ZABBIX
11 30 (0.45%) Packer
12 29 (0.44%) Consul
13 27 (0.41%) Rancher
14 19 (0.29%) CFEngine
14 19 (0.29%) Demisto
15 18 (0.27%) Graylog
16 17 (0.26%) Graphite
17 16 (0.24%) Single Sign-On
18 13 (0.20%) logstash
Vendors
1 513 (7.77%) Google
2 502 (7.60%) Microsoft
3 396 (5.99%) Oracle
4 112 (1.70%) Red Hat
5 103 (1.56%) IBM
6 91 (1.38%) VMware
7 87 (1.32%) Nintex
8 84 (1.27%) SAP
9 69 (1.04%) Splunk
10 64 (0.97%) Sybase
11 56 (0.85%) Salesforce.com
12 50 (0.76%) Adobe
13 46 (0.70%) Zend
14 44 (0.67%) Databricks
15 35 (0.53%) Atlassian
15 35 (0.53%) ServiceNow
15 35 (0.53%) Xamarin
16 27 (0.41%) Pega
17 26 (0.39%) MuleSoft
18 25 (0.38%) Sitecore